MANALAPAN, NJ - One and a half million. 1,500,000.

That’s how many children perished in the Holocaust under the Nazis in World War II.

In an effort to memorialize the 1.5 million Jewish children lost during the Holocaust, the Holocaust Museum Houston, Texas is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies for a special exhibit in 2013. The Monmouth County Library Teen and Young Adult Program will be taking part in this effort.

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Join us at Butterfly Workshops at eight different Library branches, beginning Monday, March 28, to create as many butterflies as possible for the Holocaust Museum Houston project.

All butterflies made with Monmouth County Library will be displayed at the Library Headquarters in Manalapan for Holocaust Remembrance Day at the beginning of May. The butterflies will then be submitted to the Holocaust Museum Houston for its Butterfly display.

All teen Butterfly Workshops, for those in grades 6 and up, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the following branches:

-- Library Headquarters,  125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan: Monday, March 28.

-- Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck: Tuesday, March 29.

-- Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35 Shrewsbury: Tuesday, March 29.

-- Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall: Wednesday, March 30.

-- Allentown Public Library, 16 S. Main Street, Allentown: Thursday, March 31.

-- Ocean Township Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean Township: Thursday, March 31.

-- Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell: Monday, April 4.

-- Marlboro Township Library, Library Court and Wyncrest Drive, Marlboro: Tuesday, April 5.

For more information on this program, please call 732-431-7222. In addition, several children’s programs at different Library branches will also be participating in the project. Please visit The Monmouth County Library’s webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org for more information.